Digital asset ecosystem Fireblocks said to raise $30m in its Series B

Fireblocks, which enables companies to build, run and scale digital assets in their ecosystem, has reportedly netted $30m in its Series B round.

Why crypto startups and InsurTechs flourished among 31 FinTech investment rounds last week

Cryptocurrency-focused enterprises, cybersecurity firms, challenger banks and InsurTechs were among the big winners of the 31 FinTech funding rounds reported last week.

18 FinTech funding rounds you missed last week

Despite coronavirus fears, the last week saw a number of FinTech companies raise money.

Capital One hires blockchain lawyer

US bank Capital One is hiring WilmerHale counsel Elijah Alper to take on a role as a FinTech and blockchain specialist.

Mastercard, Verizon team to introduce 5G to payments market

Mastercard and Verizon Business have entered a strategic partnership aimed at bringing ‘transformational solutions’ to the global payments and commerce industry.

The 26 FinTech deals of last week show the unicorns are on the rise

FinTech companies continue to make waves as the last week witnessed a slew of heavyweights scoring millions of dollars with headlines being filled with decacorns and unicorns alike.

Opyn said to raise $6.7m in its Series A

Opyn, which enables users to trade options on Ethereum, has reportedly received a $6.7m in its Series A funding round.

Sentiance underlines retail banking innovation importance, key banking trends

A blogpost by data science and behaviour change firm Sentiance has highlighted the growing importance of hyper-personalization in the retail banking sector.

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities.

AB InBev invests in BanQu

Fresh out of Highline Beta's inaugural 100+ Sustainability Accelerator, BanQu has now picked up investment from AB InBev.

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Microsoft underlines heightened concern from call centre ransomware scheme

Microsoft has claimed a ransomware campaign employing bogus call centers to trick victims into downloading malware may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Crypto banking platform Matrixport hits unicorn status

Matrixport, which claims to be one of Asia’s fastest growing digital asset platforms, has joined the unicorn club, after it closed a Series C round.

Flood insurance firm reThought Insurance bags Series A funding

reThought Insurance, a digital MGA aimed at the flood insurance market, has closed its Series A round on $15.5m.

India unveils new digital currency, Nigeria eyes e-currency launch in October 2021

India has introduced the e-RUPI, which is a cashless and contactless digital payment system to support the global shift towards digital payments.

Amazon slapped with record $887m fine for data privacy breach by EU agency

Amazon has been issued with a fine of $887m by a European privacy watchdog for breaching the bloc’s data protection laws.

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